The bottom line
▪ Ninety percent of nonprofit CEOs in the U.S. are white, as are 84 percent of nonprofit board members, according to a survey by BoardSource.
▪ There were 6.17_million job openings in the U.S. in July, the highest figure on record.
▪ China has spent $360_billion over the past decade building 13,670 miles of high-speed rail lines, more than the rest of the world combined. The trains can reach speeds of 250_mph, and by 2020 will connect 80_percent of the country’s major cities.
▪ Smartphones are responsible for essentially all of the growth in web traffic since the beginning of 2015. Smartphone web traffic has increased 68_percent since then, while traffic from desktops and tablets has declined 30_percent and 16_percent, respectively.
▪ Food prices in the U.S. fell for 19 straight months through July, the longest streak of price declines since the 1950s. Prices for staples like beef and eggs have fallen dramatically over the past year and a half, thanks in part to cheaper fuel costs and China buying less food from the U.S.
▪ There were 15.8_million foreign visitors to the U.S. in the second quarter of 2017, down 4.2_percent from the same period last year. Arrivals from Mexico fell 7.1 percent, and arrivals from Europe dropped 10.1_percent.